Tanoto Foundation recently dedicated a philanthropic donation of SGD 3 million towards the establishment of the Tanoto Foundation Centre for Child and Maternal Health Programmes (TF Centre for CHaMP) in Singapore.
The centre, which will be part of the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), allows the hospital the opportunity to be a leader in early childhood and maternal health.
This latest gift is part of Tanoto Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support medical research and science on diseases which are prevalent in Asia.
At the 160th KKH Anniversary Dinner, Imelda Tanoto, Member of the Tanoto Foundation Board of Trustees and Bey Soo Khiang, Executive Advisor at Tanoto Foundation presented the cheque for the donation on-stage in the presence of KKH and SingHealth leaders, as well as Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
The TF Centre for CHaMP gives KKH the impetus to pull together various new projects and initiatives which will determine future health benefits for early child health and maternal health.
Research in early childhood and maternal health will be the focus of the TF Centre for CHaMP, to understand how KKH can better manage the best practices for baby and mother. The TF Centre will also understand and meet the gaps in knowledge dissemination and public education, with regards to child development and maternal health.
The development of thought leadership will also be expected of the TF Centre for CHaMP, through research and educational projects generated through various project start-up grants aimed at translating how KKH can pilot and collect data around new service delivery models of care.
The presence of the Centre additionally forms multi-stakeholder partnerships, and convenes key actors in the early childhood development and maternal health space.
Tanoto Foundation, founded by Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto, continues to contribute to early childhood education and development.